Conversations with people at the cutting edge of youth development, sport and community building.
Laura Scherian trusts the process
Paul connects with Laura Scherian. Laura is professional netball player who currently plays for the sunshine coast lightning in the Suncorp Super Netball Series and has also represented Australia. The two discuss how peserverence has been a constant aspect of Laura’s netball journey, the responsibilities that come with being a role model as a professional athlete and her work with the confident girls foundation.
Bilal Hafda writes to inspire
Eve chats to Bilal Hafda. Bilal is a High School english teacher who also works for the Story Factory in Sydney, which runs story telling and creative writing programs for marginalised young people. They discuss where Bilal’s passion for spoken and written originated, how the story factory is using writing to create positive change and the advice he would give to aspiring writers.
Sasha Hammoud opens up about mental health
Paul connects with Sasha Hammoud. Sasha is a valued member of the facilitation team at Creating Chances and works in a variety of different schools across Sydney. The two discuss how Sasha first got connected with Creating Chances, how she deals with her own mental health struggles and how she has had to use resilience in order to pursue her passion for sports.
Ehsan Popal helps grow grassroots football
Rob chats to Ehsan Popal. Ehsan is the cofounder of T3 Australia, a grassroots football coaching organisation. The two discuss having the early beginnings of T3 Australia, the process of becoming more confident in your own abilities and how to find the balance between competing in and enjoying sports.
Mark Howard speaks to the big names in sport
Paul chats to Mark “Howie” Howard. Mark is an Australian sports journalist who has commentated a range of different sports including AFL, the Big Bash League, V8 supercars, Golf and the Olympics. Howie is also the host of “The Howie Games” podcast, where he interviews the worlds biggest sports stars. The two discuss how Mark ended up with his dream job, what he has learnt from his conversations with sports biggest names and what young people can be doing to positively influence the people in their lives.
Alex Chidiac chases her dreams
Ayman chats to Alex Chidiac. Alex is a Australian professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain. The two discuss how Alex made her way to the top of women's football in Australia, her journey to playing in Spain and how she is learning about the power that she has to influence positive change, using her platform as a footballer.